Canada – More than 10,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours – For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic
Health officials in Canada said Monday that 10,621 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, an unprecedented number that broke the 10,000 barrier for the first time since the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic in the North American country. in February 2020.
The total number of recorded infections with the virus thus increased to 1,894,981, while the deaths of patients due to complications of COVID-19 have now reached 30,060, according to the television network CTV.
Increase of cases due to “Omicron”
Cases are growing rapidly, with the Omicron variant, found in Canada last week, being one of the contributing factors.
Quebec also recorded a record number of infections (4,571) in 24 hours, although new measures were put in place to prevent the spread of Omicron. 1,258 of the infected people are unvaccinated, 220 have received only the first dose, while 3,093 had only completed one week after receiving the second.
Earlier yesterday, local government in Quebec announced the closure of bars, restaurants, casinos, theaters and cinemas, gyms and even schools due to the outbreak of the pandemic.
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, also recorded a large number of cases (3,783), with the positivity index reaching its highest level since early May. Of the people infected, 471 are children under 12 years old.